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Scabies is a common skin condition caused by a mite, which can travel from the infected person to another person. Most people get scabies from direct, skin-to-skin contact. Less often, people pick up mites from infested items such as bedding, clothes, and furniture.
The person diagnosed with scabies and everyone who has had close contact with that person need treatment. Even people who do not have any signs or symptoms must be treated. This is the only way to prevent new outbreaks of scabies weeks later. People who should be treated include everyone who lives with the person and recent sexual partners.
The infected person needs to start treatment and avoid direct skin to skin contact with other employees. I do not think every employee needs to be sent home.
Regards,August 14, 2017 - 8:30am